Friday, May 21, 2010

Review – Blow Out

This is vintage Brian DePalma, complete with plenty of awkward editing, clunky script and Nancy Allen. A movie sound expert (played by John Travolta back when he was still capable of playing roles other than John Travolta) is out in a park recording night noises when he witnesses a car accident involving a prominent politician and a call girl (Allen). His recording of the incident reveals that the car’s tire was shot out by an assassin (John Lithgow). And on things go from there, our hero trying to get the truth out while keeping himself and his new girlfriend out of the clutches of the killer. Some of the sound editing sequences were fun in a trip-down-the-pre-digital-memory-lane way, but the rest of it is mediocre stuff. Mildly amusing

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